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ICRC Appeals 2018: Overview

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ICRC APPEALS 2018

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is funded by contributions from States party to the Geneva Conventions, supranational organizations, international institutions, National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and public and private sources. All funding is voluntary.

ICRC BUDGET AND APPEAL STRUCTURE

● The 2018 budget is based on the objectives set for the year and aims to cover activities from 1 January to 31 December 2018. All budgets are established on a yearly basis.

● The ICRC budget and appeal structure is divided into that for operational (field) and headquarters activities. The ICRC seeks funding to cover the costs of its field activities worldwide through its Appeals: Operations; it uses the Appeals: Headquarters to seek funding for all activities carried out at its headquarters, which cover operational, legal, communications and administrative support for field activities and other functions, such as resource mobilization, human resource management and financial management.

● During the year, adjustments to the initial appeals may be made in the form of budget extensions, in response to unforeseen needs requiring increased humanitarian action. Special appeals on crosscutting issues may also be launched.